Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville

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Occupying the grounds of the notorious Camp Sumter, a primary Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum memorializes the horrific conditions of the soldiers held here. Perhaps one of the most inhumane prisons of the Civil War, the complex saw 13,000 of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through its gates die of disease, malnutrition, or dehydration. You can visit the site--home to monuments, a cemetery, and an outline of the prison grounds themselves--via a self-guided driving tour of the area. Be sure to stop by the museum to see exhibits and displays paying tribute to and detailing the lives, experiences, and survival of U.S. prisoners of war throughout history. Discover how to plan a Andersonville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This museum of misery details the experiences of the prisoners of war from several conflicts, beginning with the Civil War. Those imprisoned were sometimes scorned as cowards and shamefully abused. An...  more »
  • This is our 3rd visit, We must all support, remember, respect and bless all men and women of wars. The museum is excellent, you must take the time to read, sit and listen the videos from many exhibits...  more »
  • This museum was phenomenal and heart wrenching all in one. It looks at the plight of POW's from civil war till present. Video and letters about their experiences. I would compare it to the Holocaust m...  more »
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  • This was an amazing tour! Thank you for saving our history. And telling the story of the men and women who fought for what they believe in! These lives and our history deserve to honored and saved. Enjoy the tour!
  • Have read book titled Anderson very good, brought it all into perspective. Really shows the earthy gritty brutal side of war. Being a military history buff loved the book. Visiting the site tomorrow with my brother n sister.
  • It is a very nice place. The musem is laid out nicely, the grounds are well taken care of, and the restrooms are very clean.
  • Such a beautiful place. Very clean, property is perfectly mowed. The museum has amazing history and a lot of real items to look at.
  • A true treasure for history. The POW museum is very humbling. Thank you to all our veterians who have served.

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